New York Times Book Reviews

Open Book: Adichie on Mrs. Trump

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 04:38
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says, “Fiction can remind us . . . that the players in politics are first human beings.”
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‘The Arrangements’: A Work of Fiction

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 04:00
The New York Times Book Review asked the acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to write a short story about the American election.
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Nonfiction: The Problem With Modern Policing, as Seen From the Right and From the Left

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:02
Two books offer opposing arguments on crime and law enforcement.
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Author’s Note: When You Write a Memoir, Readers Think They Know You Better Than They Do

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:02
After my second memoir, people stopped asking me questions. They thought they had the answers.
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Insider Podcasts: How Does the Book Review Treat Books by Authors From the Times? Carefully

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:24
Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, talks about the measures she takes to ensure objectivity in reviews of works by authors who work for The Times.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Why Populism Now?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:22
Sam Tanenhaus talks about the season’s new political books; and Calvin Trillin discusses “Jackson, 1964,” a collection of his writing.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:32
Walter Mosley’s mellow private eye, Easy Rawlins, is back in “Charcoal Joe.”
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Nonfiction: Why the War on Terror May Never End

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:20
How the war on terror fuels its own continuance.
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Open Book: Populism’s Origin Story

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:19
A look back at books that have attempted to tell the story of populism in the United States.
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Nonfiction: Why Are Whites So Angry?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:16
A history of white resentment of blacks since the Civil War.
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Nonfiction: Finance Is the Master Technology — and It’s Funded the World

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:16
An economist argues that civilization’s rise hangs on the power of finance.
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Inside the List

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:58
Bobby Brown’s memoir, at No. 9 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is filled with sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. And dance moves: “Break dancing, pop locking — man, I was unbelievable.”
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:57
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:57
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:57
Readers respond to a recent review of Paul Tough’s “Helping Children Succeed” and more.
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Fiction: In a New Novel, a Secular Muslim American Rejects the Burden of Labels

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:56
A novel explores questions vital to our national discourse around Islam.
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The Shortlist: First Novels

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:50
New books by Elizabeth J. Church, Tracy Barone, Tracy Farr and Miroslav Penkov.
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Nonfiction: Calvin Trillin Looks Back on 50 Years Covering Black Life in America

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:48
A reporter assesses a half-century of race relations in America.
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By the Book: Annie Proulx: By the Book

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 06:00
The author of “The Shipping News” and, most recently, “Barkskins” says books of prognostication, business, technology, entrepreneurial success and patriotic stuff are “not my cup of tea.”
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Children’s Books: ‘Birdsong,’ by James Sturm

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:31
A wordless picture book about two naughty children is inspired by the Japanese “paper theater” tradition.
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